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12/26/11 11:40 A

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Me too, Mike, and I know it's going to be a real chore trying to not give into the sugar cravings now.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle
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12/25/11 6:22 P

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I have had a bad few days there has been so much sweet stuff around and I had to have it all, and tried

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12/25/11 7:21 A

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I binge on sweets. One bite and I'm off and running!

If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan

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12/25/11 12:19 A

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my addiction is anything that is not good for me

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12/24/11 7:09 P

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my addiction is chocolate

I went out to eat and got a small flat bread pizza (with out the chicken) and it was supose to have spinach and broccoli, so I know I'm addicted to veggies cause there was no where near enough veggies on the pizza so I went home and added many more.



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12/24/11 12:46 A

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kale is a good addiction, that is one of my favorites, I spaz when I don't have kale for my smoothie

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12/21/11 10:01 P

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I am seriously addicted to kale. I think about it all the time. I love it!!!

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12/21/11 7:51 P

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I've been low sugar for a while. The longer you do it the easier it is as your tastes change. Yesterday I opened a tin of tomato soup someone had given me and it was inedible because it was so sugary. I then checked on the ingredients and saw that after tomatoes, sugar was the next most plentiful ingredient. I know (from living in Italy) that a little sugar with cooked tomatoes can help to neutralise the acidity (at least tastewise) but that soup was ridiculous.
Some people offer me cakes and I almost always decline. Even vegan ones. The sweetness that I know is coming feels a bit overwhelming so I'd rather not.
Hot tip when eating/snacking out: find someone to share your cake or dessert with and cut your piece in half and give it to them. Even if you want to have some more it's gone. It's a bit harder in 'private' social occasions. If it happens once that someone continually tries to press me to eat something, I'll let it go. If it happens again I'll have a heart to heart with them. It goes like this. "I appreciate your company and your lovely hospitality. Please don't measure my friendship by how much I eat. I enjoy being your friend completely independently of whether we are eating or not. So please allow me to choose what I put on my plate and how much, and respect that choice."
Funnily enough I do know 2 people somewhat addicted to broccoli! I suppose my current addiction is tempeh, as in it's what I turn to every day for lunch if I'm at home. Though I can manage without it if I'm on the road.



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12/21/11 6:55 P

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I am a sugar junkie all the way! One of my big goals for 2012 is to kick the habit.

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12/21/11 6:39 P

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Sweet and salt seem to be the main culprits. I doubt if anyone is addicted to broccoli, but I can attest to the addictive properties of sugar in any form.

If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan

What you do to yourself, you do to the world.
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12/21/11 6:36 P

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I have read else where that food is addictive, for example cheese contains chemicals similar to opiates and make the body believe that they are that I why so many people have a hard time with cheese. I my self am addicted to sweet and salt. No body had to tell me this. I have know this most of my life

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12/21/11 6:30 P

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"In summary, recent research suggests that overeating and obesity cause greater desire for palatable food, but diminished reward from consuming palatable food - resulting in a progressively worsening addiction."

Even though my direct experience tells me this is true, it's kind of unbelievable that food can be addictive.

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12/21/11 5:58 P

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Hi I get the Diseaseproof newsletter here is a good one I thought you might like.

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